A painting by famous Mexican artist Frieda Kahlo “Portrait of a Woman in White” was sold at auction at Christie’s in New York for $ 5.8 million.
As the auction house writes on the microblog Twitter, this is the second most expensive painting of the artist that sold at auctions.
Frida Kahlo created the drawing in 1929. It depicts a girl dressed in a white dress. According to the Christie’s website, it has long been believed that Frieda painted his American friend and artist Brown Fox, though a new study suggests the “unidentified model” may have been a friend of Frieda’s Russian immigrant Elena Boder, a close friend of the artist.
Kahlo gave the picture as a gift to famous photographer Lole Alvarez Bravo. Since then the paintings have been kept in private collections. The canvas was valued at $ 3-5 million by the auction house.
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) produced more than 100 paintings during her short life. Frida Kahlo’s paintings are stored in museums and private collections around the world.